Author Archives: RHA

26 Feb
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Shirley Anita Chisholm

Shirley Anita St. Hill Chisholm was an advocate for the rights of people of color and for women’s rights. She became the first African American woman elected to the United States Congress in November 1968. Four years later she became ...

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25 Feb
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Elizabeth “Bessie” Coleman

Bessie Coleman is a name we do not hear too often, she was the first African American to gain an international permit to fly. Elizabeth Coleman was born in Atlanta, Texas on January 26th, 1892 as the 10th child of ...

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22 Feb
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Nichelle Nichols

Nichelle Nichols was born on December 28th1932, as Grace Nichols in Robbins Illinois. She was discovered by Duke Ellington, a notorious composer and pianist, at the age of 15 and began her career as a singer and got to tour ...

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22 Feb
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Earnest “Ernie” Banks

Earnest “Ernie” Banks Ernie Banks was the first African American baseball player for the Chicago Cubs and the first African American manager in Major League Baseball. Banks played short stop and first base from 1953-1971 for the cubs. Ernest Banks ...

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22 Feb
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Estelle Elmore Black

Estelle Black was born in Rockford IL, on January 20th, 1932. Estelle’s parents, Thomas and Esther Elmore migrated for New Orleans, Louisiana, married in Rockford in 1922 and had two children; Estelle and Thomas Jr. While growing up, Estelle lived ...

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21 Feb
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Lewis Lemon: Once a Slave, Forever a Founder

The Start of a Local Hero This Black History Month the message is about celebrating important black figures and their moments in history, today we talk about one of the founders of Rockford Illinois; Lewis Lemon. Born a slave in ...

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18 Feb
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Rockford Housing Authority Receives Funding for 348 Tenant Protection Vouchers

Today, The Rockford Housing Authority has been notified that HUD has awarded Tenant Protection Vouchers (TPVs) for replacement housing for those currently living within Brewington Oaks, who choose this option for housing, with additional vouchers that RHA qualified for over ...

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15 Feb
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HCV Landlord Meeting at RHA

The HCV Landlord program helps low-income families afford rental homes in the private market by covering the difference between their own contribution toward rental costs (30% of the family’s adjusted income) and total housing costs. Landlords in our community play ...

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01 Feb
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February 2019 – Black History Month

FEBRUARY 2019 – BLACK HISTORY MONTH The official theme of Black History Month 2019, “Black Migrations”. The month-long event celebrates important black figures and moments in history. Originally created in 1926 by Carter G. Woodson, he chose the second week ...

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28 Jan
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RHA Offices-Closing Notice

Due to the Weather Conditions, all Rockford Housing Authority’s Offices will be closed today. The 3:00 p.m. Landlord meeting will be rescheduled.

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